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Nominate a Colleague for a 2022 IEEE Technical Field Award

Candidates are also being sought for the IEEE Herz Award

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Photo of several IEEE medals.
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Photo of several IEEE medals.  Image: IEEE

THE INSTITUTE Nominations are now open for the annual IEEE Technical Field Awards and the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award.

The Technical Field Awards are given for contributions to or leadership in one of 27 specific IEEE fields of interest. They are among the highest awards presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors.

The Herz Award recognizes sustained contributions by a present or past full-time IEEE staff member with at least 10 years of service.

The deadline to submit nominations for both types of awards is 15 January 2021.

Nomination guidelines, award-specific criteria, and nomination forms can be downloaded from the online portal. All nominations must be submitted through the portal.

For more information, visit the IEEE Awards website or e-mail

Lynn Frassetti is the senior awards presentation and communications specialist for IEEE Awards Activities.

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Chinese Joint Venture Will Begin Mass-Producing an Autonomous Electric Car

With the Robo-01, Baidu and Chinese carmaker Geely aim for a fully self-driving car

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A black car sits against a white backdrop decorated with Chinese writing. The car’s doors are open, like a butterfly’s wings. Two charging stations are on the car’s left; two men stand on the right.

The Robo-01 autonomous electric car shows off its butterfly doors at a reveal to the media in Beijing, in June 2022.

Tingshu Wang/Reuters/Alamy

In October, a startup called Jidu Automotive, backed by Chinese AI giant Baidu and Chinese carmaker Geely, officially released an autonomous electric car, the Robo-01 Lunar Edition. In 2023, the car will go on sale.

At roughly US $55,000, the Robo-01 Lunar Edition is a limited edition, cobranded with China’s Lunar Exploration Project. It has two lidars, a 5-millimeter-range radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and 12 high-definition cameras. It is the first vehicle to offer on-board, AI-assisted voice recognition, with voice response speeds within 700 milliseconds, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 chip.

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